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Tom Izzo inducted into Michigan sports hall of fame

February 13, 2015
<p>Head coach Tom Izzo talks to senior guard/forward Branden Dawson on the bench Feb. 7, 2015, during the game against Illinois at Breslin Center. The Spartans were defeated by the Fighting Illini, 59-54. Erin Hampton/The State News</p>

Head coach Tom Izzo talks to senior guard/forward Branden Dawson on the bench Feb. 7, 2015, during the game against Illinois at Breslin Center. The Spartans were defeated by the Fighting Illini, 59-54. Erin Hampton/The State News

Photo by Erin Hampton | The State News

Only a few days after moving into third place on the Big Ten career wins list with 228, men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo added another accomplishment to his resume — Michigan Sports Hall of Fame member.

Izzo was one of six inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night at Motor City Casino in Detroit. Rounding out the list is former Detroit Lion defensive tackle Doug English, former Red Wing center Sergei Fedorov, former Michigan and Cincinnati Red shortstop Barry Larkin, pro bowler Aleta Still and former Olympic swimmer Sheila Taormina. 

It's the latest milestone in a season full of them for Izzo. In his 20th season, Izzo has become the longest tenured basketball coach in MSU history, and recently celebrated his 60th anniversary. 

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